Like Tongwen Gaokao Test Preparation School

announced 7/28/2008 via PR Newswire

New Oriental Education & Technology Group, will acquire Tongwen Gaokao Test Preparation School

synopsis: New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc., the largest provider of private educational services in China, announced it signed a definitive agreement on July 26, 2008 to acquire Tongwen Gaokao Test Preparation School.
buyer: New Oriental Education & Technology Group (EDU:$771.72)
New Oriental provides a comprehensive range of educational services and products to address the needs of students of all ages. From our POP Kids English program and summer camps to full primary and middle school education, lifelong education with New Oriental begins as early as age 5. "
target: Tongwen Gaokao Test Preparation School
Tongwen Gaokao Test Preparation School is a Changchun-based private school that specializes in tutoring students who seek to retake the gaokao, or Chinese national entrance examination for students applying to colleges or universities in China.
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closed 2/26/2018 via Company Press Release

Création Capital, Inc., acquired Vivid Co., Ltd

synopsis: Création Capital, Inc., a private equity firm in Japan, has acquired Vivid Co., Ltd, a company in Japan that operates and manages cram schools. Vivid Co., Ltd operates Tsubota Juku, a comprehensive school that helps junior high school and high school students get into their high school and college of choice.
buyer parent: Création Group, Inc.
buyer: Création Capital, Inc.
Création Capital, Inc. is a private equity firm in Japan that specializes in buyout investments, PIPES, and mezzanine investments. The company does not have any restrictions in the industry it invests in. They seek to make investments in companies in the East Asia region with a focus on China. "
target: Vivid Co., Ltd
Vivid Co., Ltd is a company in Japan that operates and manages cram schools. The company operates Tsubota Juku, a comprehensive school that helps students bring out their full potential. The school helps junior high school and high school students get into their high school and college of choice.
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closed 3/31/2017 via PR Newswire

ST Unitas Co. Ltd., acquired The Princeton Review

synopsis: Match Group announced that it has completed its previously announced sale of all of its Non-dating business, which operates under the umbrella of The Princeton Review, to ST Unitas, a global education technology company. The Princeton Review is a leading tutoring, test prep and college admission services company.
buyer: ST Unitas Co. Ltd.
ST Unitas started in 2010 as an EduTech company with only 4 employees. ST Unitas provides effective learning contents and programs to assist preparation for university entrance exams or job searching to achieve people’s goals quicker. "
target parent: IAC
target: The Princeton Review
The Princeton Review is a leading tutoring, test prep and college admission services company. It helps millions of college- and graduate school-bound students achieve their education and career goals through online and in-person courses delivered by a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors.
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closed 5/21/2012 via

Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC, acquired Princeton Review Higher Education Readiness

synopsis: In May 2012, Charlesbank purchased The Princeton Review with significant coinvestment from the management team. The Princeton Review is a leading provider of test preparation courses and materials for prospective undergraduate and graduate students.
buyer: Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC
Charlesbank Capital Partners is a middle-market private equity investment firm managing more than $2 billion of capital. Charlesbank focuses on management-led buyouts and growth capital financings, typically investing $50 million to $150 million per transaction. "
target parent: Princeton Review Inc.
target: Princeton Review Higher Education Readiness
The Princeton Review Higher Education Readiness Division is a division of The Princeton Review, Inc. The Division has a leading share of test preparation books in the US and is known for its in-person and online test preparation courses, delivered through a network of over 5,000 teachers and tutors.
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announced 9/15/2017 via GlobeNewswire

RISE Education Cayman Ltd., will acquire The Edge Learning Center

synopsis: RISE Education entered into a definitive agreement to acquire The Edge Learning Center. The Edge is a Hong Kong-based consulting firm that provides young students after-class tutoring, test preparation, and admission consulting services. They offer educational services spanning from SAT and IB Test Prep to teacher training.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: RISE Education Cayman Ltd. (REDU:$126.04)
RISE Education is a junior English Language Training provider based in China. They pioneered the application of subject-based learning philosophy in China, which uses language arts and social science to teach English in an immersive way that helps students learn to speak like a native speaker. "
target: The Edge Learning Center
The Edge is a leading Hong Kong-based consulting firm that provides students aged 12 years old or above with after-class tutoring, test preparation, and admission consulting services. They offer a broad range of educational services spanning from SAT and IB Test Prep to teacher training.
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$4.22
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closed 12/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

Gateforum Educational Services Private Limited, acquired Yukti Educational Services Private Limited

synopsis: Thinkcell Learning Solutions, an educational services provider, has acquired the YUKTI brand in order to kickstart its 8-12 science division, with the primary focus being the 12th Board exams and Engineering and Medical Entrance exams like JEE, MHT-CET and AIPMT.
buyer parent: ASK Pravi Capital Advisors Pvt. Ltd
buyer: Gateforum Educational Services Private Limited
Thinkcell Learning Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (formerly Gateforum Educational Services Pvt. Ltd.) is an educational services provider. It offers test preparatory tools for graduate aptitude tests in engineering courses. They are the number 1 institute for preparation for the GATE Exam. "
target: Yukti Educational Services Private Limited
Yukti Educational Services Private Limited provides training and guidance to students seeking to get into engineering and medical institutes in India. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Mumbai, India.
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closed 10/30/2014 via PR Newswire

MPW, acquired Justin Craig Education

synopsis: Mander Portman Woodward Limited (MPW), a portfolio company of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners., has successfully completed the strategic acquisition of Justin Craig Education, one of the United Kingdom's leading exam preparation and tutoring businesses. Justin Craig Education provides revision courses that offers AS/A2 levels and GCSE exams.
buyer parent: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
buyer: MPW
MPW is a leading provider of high quality private education for students in their crucial transition from secondary school into UK universities. It provides educational offerings to both domestic and international students who plan to continue their education at prominent universities in the UK. "
target parent: Piper Private Equity Limited
target: Justin Craig Education
Justin Craig Education provides revision courses that offers AS/A2 levels and GCSE exams. They provide classes for subjects including mathematics core, mechanics, statistics, English language and literature, biology, chemistry, physics, geography, history, politics, religious studies, and computing.
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closed 3/5/2008 via Company Press Release

Piper Private Equity Limited, acquired Justin Craig Education

synopsis: Piper Private Equity has completed the MBO of Justin Craig Education, one of the UK’s leading and best established providers of specialist GCSE, AS and A2 revision courses, making a £3m investment.
buyer: Piper Private Equity Limited
Piper Private Equity invests in UK companies valued up to £25 million through management buyouts, management buyins, and other transactions. The company invests primarily in businesses residing in the retail, leisure, consumer products, and travel markets. "
target: Justin Craig Education
Justin Craig Education provides revision courses that offers AS/A2 levels and GCSE exams. They provide classes for subjects including mathematics core, mechanics, statistics, English language and literature, biology, chemistry, physics, geography, history, politics, religious studies, and computing.
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announced 9/11/2019 via Reuters

21st Century Education Group, will acquire Peijian Education

synopsis: 21st Century Education, a Chinese provider of education services, will acquire a 51% stake in Peijian Education, a Chinese training company. Peijian Education provides training to middle and high school students. They offer courses for college self-enrollment, college entrance examinations, and high school entrance examinations.
buyer: 21st Century Education Group (SEHK:1598:$30.87)
21st Century Education is a Chinese provider of education services. 21st Century Education offers preschool education, primary and secondary education, higher education, and vocational education services through their various schools. "
target: Peijian Education
Peijian Education is a Chinese training company. Peijian Education provides training to middle and high school students. They offer courses for college self-enrollment, college entrance examinations, and high school entrance examinations.
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announced 4/4/2018 via Reuters

Meiko Network Japan Co. Ltd., will acquire K.Line Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Meiko Network Japan Co. Ltd., an owner and operator of tutoring cram schools in Japan, will acquire K.Line Co., Ltd., a company in Japan that owns and operates cram schools. K.Line Co., Ltd's schools are dedicated teaching students how to be self-reliant, to learn how to effectively study alone.
buyer: Meiko Network Japan Co. Ltd. (TSE:4668:$174.92)
Meiko Network Japan Co. Ltd. owns and operates tutoring cram schools in Japan. Their schools offer inexpensive individual tutoring for self-motivated learning and supplementary studies for students with average scores. Meiko Network Japan has schools located in every prefecture in Japan. "
target: K.Line Co., Ltd.
K.Line Co., Ltd. is a company in Japan that owns and operates cram schools. The schools are dedicated teaching students how to be self-reliant, to learn how to effectively study alone. The habits learned from the schools allow students to improve their grades and get into the schools they aim for.
price ($mm)
$5.70
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$12
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closed 8/16/2017 via Company Press Release

Pu-Xin Education, acquired Global Education & Technology Group Limited

synopsis: Pearson is announcing that it has completed the sale of Global Education (GEDU) to Puxin Education. GEDU is a leading provider of English language training and test preparation for Chinese students wishing to study abroad.
buyer: Pu-Xin Education
Puxin Education is a private education company providing tutorial program for K-12 education, overseas test prep and college admission counselling services in China. It offers comprehensive programs for kindergarten to Grade 12 on many subjects including English, Chinese and all Science subjects. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Global Education & Technology Group Limited (GEDU:$52.36)
Global Education (GEDU) is a leading education company focused on English language training and test preparation for students wishing to study abroad, providing a range of world-class products and services including pre-test trainings on IELTS and TOEFL, as well as some international curriculums.
price ($mm)
$80
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0.1x
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closed 9/7/2016 via PR Newswire

TAL Education Group, acquired accessat

synopsis: TAL Education Group announced the full acquisition of ACESSAT, a training institution for overseas study. ACESSAT is dedicated in providing training services for teenagers in China to study abroad. The business covers SSAT, ACT, SAT, TOEFL, and systematic courses of the western culture.
buyer: TAL Education Group (TAL:$2,340.52)
TAL Education Group is a leading K-12 after-school tutoring services provider in China. They offer their comprehensive tutoring services to students from pre-school to the twelfth grade through three flexible class formats: small classes, personalized premium services, and online courses. "
target: accessat
Founded in 2012, ACESSAT is dedicated in providing training services for teenagers in China to study abroad. The business covers SSAT, ACT, SAT, TOEFL, and systematic courses of the western culture.
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closed 7/31/2015 via BNC Analysis

ESM Group, acquired Tutorpedia

synopsis: Sacramento-based ESM Group has completed the purchase of San Francisco based tutoring company, Tutorpedia. Both companies specialize in preparing high school students for college entrance exams. ESM bought the name, assets and brand of Tutorpedia.
buyer: ESM Group
ESM Group is a Sacramento-based tutoring company. Launched in 1999, ESM offers college admissions counseling for high school students, as well as tutoring and test preparation. "
target: Tutorpedia
Tutorpedia serves the private and public tutoring needs of families and individuals throughout the Bay Area. They are a personal, comprehensive tutoring resource that connects students in grades K-12 to tutors for academic help.
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closed 12/21/2011 via GlobeNewswire

Pearson plc, acquired Global Education & Technology Group Limited

synopsis: Global Education & Technology Group, a provider of educational courses and test preparation services in the People's Republic of China for students who are working towards internationally-recognized English language assessments, has merged with international education and media company Pearson plc.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$5,359.58)
Pearson is an international education and media company with world-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing. "
target: Global Education & Technology Group Limited (GEDU:$52.36)
Global Education & Technology Group Ltd. is a leading provider of educational courses and test preparation services in the People's Republic of China for students who are working towards internationally-recognized English language assessments.
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$286 [$149]
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$65
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$8
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18.4x
closed 6/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., acquired InstaEDU, Inc.

synopsis: Chegg, The Student Hub, announced that it has agreed to acquire InstaEDU, a leading on-demand tutoring marketplace. InstaEDU's platform connects students with on-demand tutors in more than 2,500 subjects, ranging from high school and standardized test prep, all the way through advanced college concepts for as little as $0.40 per minute.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$445.11)
Chegg, the social education platform, is transforming the way millions of students learn by connecting them to the people and tools needed to succeed in college. Students use Chegg for homework help, course selection, note taking, textbook and e-textbook rentals and Daily deals. "
target: InstaEDU, Inc.
InstaEDU makes it easy for any student to instantly connect with a top tutor in an online lesson space. The website combines the effectiveness of face-to-face private tutoring with the convenience and affordability of an online service. InstaEDU was founded in 2011.
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announced 7/28/2008 via PR Newswire

New Oriental Education & Technology Group, will acquire Tongwen Gaokao Test Preparation School

synopsis: New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc., the largest provider of private educational services in China, announced it signed a definitive agreement on July 26, 2008 to acquire Tongwen Gaokao Test Preparation School.
buyer: New Oriental Education & Technology Group (EDU:$771.72)
New Oriental provides a comprehensive range of educational services and products to address the needs of students of all ages. From our POP Kids English program and summer camps to full primary and middle school education, lifelong education with New Oriental begins as early as age 5. "
target: Tongwen Gaokao Test Preparation School
Tongwen Gaokao Test Preparation School is a Changchun-based private school that specializes in tutoring students who seek to retake the gaokao, or Chinese national entrance examination for students applying to colleges or universities in China.
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announced 7/28/2008 via PR Newswire

New Oriental Education & Technology Group, will acquire Tongwen Gaokao Test Preparation School

synopsis: New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc., the largest provider of private educational services in China, announced it signed a definitive agreement on July 26, 2008 to acquire Tongwen Gaokao Test Preparation School.
buyer: New Oriental Education & Technology Group (EDU:$771.72)
New Oriental provides a comprehensive range of educational services and products to address the needs of students of all ages. From our POP Kids English program and summer camps to full primary and middle school education, lifelong education with New Oriental begins as early as age 5. "
target: Tongwen Gaokao Test Preparation School
Tongwen Gaokao Test Preparation School is a Changchun-based private school that specializes in tutoring students who seek to retake the gaokao, or Chinese national entrance examination for students applying to colleges or universities in China.
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announced 7/28/2008 via PR Newswire

New Oriental Education & Technology Group, will acquire Tongwen Gaokao Test Preparation School

synopsis: New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc., the largest provider of private educational services in China, announced it signed a definitive agreement on July 26, 2008 to acquire Tongwen Gaokao Test Preparation School.
buyer: New Oriental Education & Technology Group (EDU:$771.72)
New Oriental provides a comprehensive range of educational services and products to address the needs of students of all ages. From our POP Kids English program and summer camps to full primary and middle school education, lifelong education with New Oriental begins as early as age 5. "
target: Tongwen Gaokao Test Preparation School
Tongwen Gaokao Test Preparation School is a Changchun-based private school that specializes in tutoring students who seek to retake the gaokao, or Chinese national entrance examination for students applying to colleges or universities in China.
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closed 6/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Al Aman Investment, acquired First Education Company

synopsis: Al Aman Investment, which is a subsidiary of The Securities House, announced it has completed the acquisition of First Education Company, a Kuwaiti share holding company located in Kuwait city. It was founded in 2005 to be a leader in providing diverse educational and learning services of high quality and competitive costs at all learning levels.
buyer parent: The Securities House
buyer: Al Aman Investment (KWSE:ALAMAN:$16.21)
Al Aman investment Company is a Public Kuwaiti Shareholding Company listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange under the ticker “Al Aman”. The idea behind the establishment of Al Aman in 2005 was to create an institution for Sharia compliant wealth management with unlimited growth potential. "
target: First Education Company
First Education Company is a Kuwaiti share holding company located in Kuwait city, Kuwait. It was founded in 2005 to be a leader in providing diverse educational and learning services of high quality and competitive costs at all learning levels.
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$59
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closed 1/7/2013 via BNC Analysis

IAC, acquired Tutor.com, Inc.

synopsis: IAC announced the company has completed the acquisition of Tutor.com, an online tutoring solution. Founded in 1998, Tutor.com connects students anytime, anywhere with more than 2,500 screened and qualified tutors for immediate one-to-one sessions.
buyer: IAC (IAC:$4,757.06)
IAC is a leading internet company with more than 50 fast-growing, highly-related brands serving loyal consumer audiences. The company's mission is to harness the power of interactivity to make daily life easier and more productive for people all over the world. "
target: Tutor.com, Inc.
Tutor.com is the world's largest and highest-rated online learning service. The Tutor.com community of more than 2,500 professional experts has delivered more than 8 million one-to-one tutoring and professional development sessions in a proprietary online classroom optimized for learning.
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closed 7/22/2008 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired Pro Linguis

synopsis: Kaplan, Inc., a leading global provider of educational services for individuals, schools and businesses, announced that it has acquired Pro Linguis, a premier provider of educational services for students and professionals in Switzerland. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: Pro Linguis
Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, Pro Linguis is a leading provider of educational services to students seeking language studies abroad. Pro Linguis serves the student and professional community with programs in over 40 countries worldwide.
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closed 5/27/2008 via BNC Analysis

Domicours, acquired 2A MATH

synopsis: The French company Domicours, provider of tutoring at home, has announced the acquisition of 2A Math, a leading french courses individualized educational centres with 26 centres owned and 37 franchises.
buyer: Domicours
Domicours offers educational support at home. "
target: 2A MATH
2A MATH owns 26 centers and has 37 franchises which offer individual courses.
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closed 1/9/2008 via BNC Analysis

Delancey Estates Ltd., acquired Alpha Plus Group Ltd

synopsis: Delancey is pleased to announce that is has acquired for its client Alpha Plus Holdings Limited, one of the UK's leading groups of independent schools, colleges and nurseries was acquired for £111.1 million.
buyer: Delancey Estates Ltd.
Delancey is a specialist investment advisor of real estate and asset backed investment opportunities. "
target: Alpha Plus Group Ltd
The Alpha Plus Group, currently comprises twenty independent schools and colleges, Lyn Fry Associates and the Best Practice Network.
price ($mm)
$225
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$61
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closed 12/18/2007 via Company Press Release

Intel Capital, MMV Financial Inc., purchased a minority stake in Tutor.com, Inc.

synopsis: Tutor.com, a leader in live, on demand tutoring services, today announced new venture investments of $13.5 million to fund expansion of Tutor.com Direct, the company's on demand tutoring service for students and families.
buyer: Intel Capital
buyer: MMV Financial Inc.
MMV Financial provides creative debt financing solutions directly to early to mid-stage technology and life sciences companies with a focus on the Canadian and North American sectors. "
target: Tutor.com, Inc.
Tutor.com creates innovative, on demand homework help and tutoring services that connect students to a professional tutor online the moment they need help in math, science, social studies or English. Our network of over 1,300 professional tutors has delivered over 2 million 1-to-1 tutoring sessions.
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$14
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closed 6/17/2007 via BNC Analysis

Abraaj Capital, acquired Global Education Management Systems

synopsis: Abraaj Capital, the premier investment firm specialising in private equity and infrastructure investment across the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENASA) region has made a significant investment in Global Education Management Systems (GEMS), a leading international education provider headquartered in Dubai.
buyer: Abraaj Capital
Abraaj Capital is the premier investment firm specializing in private equity investments. The management team has collectively executed some of the most compelling and successful transactions in the history of leveraged acquisitions across the region. "
target: Global Education Management Systems
Global Education Management Systems (GEMS) schools embrace a philosophy of preparing the students for the world and the challenges of the future. GEMS unique perspective to education provides opportunities for students to develop to their full potential.
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closed 1/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

LCI Education, acquired Canadian as a Second Language Institute

synopsis: LCI Education, a network of postsecondary campuses around the world, has acquired the Canadian as a Second Language Institute. CSLI specializes in Conversational English classes and provides an active and engaging environment where students can get comfortable speaking English and learn to communicate effectively and with ease.
buyer: LCI Education
Present on 5 continents, the LCI Education network consists of 22 post-secondary campuses in 12 countries, and some 1,500 employees offering instruction to over 10,000 students throughout the world each year. "
target: Canadian as a Second Language Institute
Canadian as a Second Language Institute specializes in Conversational English classes. They provide an active and engaging environment where students can get comfortable speaking English and learn to communicate effectively and with ease.
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closed 3/13/2012 via Capital IQ

Benesse Corporation, acquired UP Inc.

synopsis: Benesse Holdings, Inc. has acquired 74.78% stake in UP Inc, provider of educational services in Nishinomiya, Japan.
buyer: Benesse Corporation (TSE:9783:$4,052.38)
Benesse Corporation is a Japanese company which focuses on correspondence education and publishing. "
target: UP Inc.
UP Inc. provides educational services. They help students develop their academic abilities and get through entrance examinations.
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$104*
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announced 7/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Delaware State University, will acquire Wesley College

synopsis: Delaware State University announced that it will acquire Wesley College, a private liberal arts college in Dover, Del., making Delaware State the first historically Black university to acquire an institution that is not a historically Black college or university.
buyer: Delaware State University
DSU (Delaware State University) enjoys a long history as one of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Founded in 1891 as the State College for Colored Students, DSU is proud of their heritage as one of the country’s first land-grant educational institutions. "
target: Wesley College
Wesley College is a private liberal arts college in Dover, Del. Founded in 1873 as a prep school, Wesley College has a covenant relationship with the United Methodist Church. The College offers degrees in nursing, occupational therapy, education, business administration and environmental science.
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announced 7/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Study World Education Holding Group, will acquire Middlesex University Dubai

synopsis: Amanat Holdings PJSC has agreed to sell Middlesex University Dubai to Study World Education Holding Group. The Dubai Middlesex campus opened in January 2005 and has more than 3,500 students from over 100 nations. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in a wide range of subjects.
buyer: Study World Education Holding Group
Study World Education Holding Group is a dynamic organization, with a growing presence across the globe. Through their wide network in different countries, they are engaged in a variety of education management activities ranging from K-12 schools to universities. "
target parent: Amanat Holdings PJSC
target: Middlesex University Dubai
Middlesex University Dubai is the first overseas campus of the internationally renowned Middlesex University in London. The campus, which opened in 2005, has over 3,500 students from more than 100 nationalities and offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in a wide variety of subjects.
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closed 7/6/2020 via PR Newswire

EDIC College, Inc. merged with Columbia Central University,

synopsis: Renovus Capital Partners, a Philadelphia-area investment firm, announced that its portfolio company, EDIC College, a Caguas Puerto Rico based health sciences college has merged with Columbia Central University ("CCU"). EDIC College is a post-secondary educational institution that provides degree programs aimed at high-demand areas of health care.
buyer: Columbia Central University
Columbia Central University was founded in 1966, as Caguas City College. It is a non-sectarian, proprietary institution of higher education committed to an environment of academic excellence and quality services. "
target parent: Renovus Capital
target: EDIC College, Inc.
EDIC College is a post-secondary educational institution that provides degree and diploma programs aimed at high-demand areas of health care. With a solid academic background that combines theory and practice as a primary method of learning, EDIC is committed to preparing competent professionals.
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announced 7/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

Anima Educacao, will acquire UniFG

synopsis: Anima Educacao, one of Brazil’s largest private higher education organizations, will acquire a 55% stake in UniFG, a higher education institution in Brazil. UniFG offers 25 undergraduate and 30 postgraduate courses for social science, healthcare, humanities, and engineering.
buyer: Anima Educacao (BOVESPA:ANIM3:$232.75)
Anima Educacao is one of Brazil’s largest private higher education organizations, both in terms of revenue and the number of enrolled students. It has at least 79,000 students enrolled in classroom courses at 18 campuses located in the states of Minas Gerais and São Paulo. "
target: UniFG
UniFG is a higher education institution in Brazil. UniFG offers 25 undergraduate and 30 postgraduate courses for social science, healthcare, humanities, and engineering. UniFG's mission is to help students become knowledgeable professionals that are dedicated to improving their communities.
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$13*
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announced 6/10/2020 via BNC Analysis

YDUQS, will acquire Athenas Grupo Educacional

synopsis: YDUQS, Brazil's second largest private higher education organization, will acquire Athenas Grupo Educacional, one of the largest educational groups in Brazil. Athenas operates 5 higher education institutions in Brazil. Their schools serve over 9,000 students and offers over 60 undergraduate and graduate courses.
buyer: YDUQS
YDUQS is Brazil's second largest private higher education organization. YDUQS offers graduate, masters, technical courses, and other related programs. YDUQS serves over 570 thousand students through their 10 university centers and 37 higher education schools. "
target: Athenas Grupo Educacional
Athenas Grupo Educacional is one of the largest educational groups in Brazil. Athenas operates 5 higher education institutions in Brazil. Their schools serve over 9,000 students and offers over 60 undergraduate and graduate courses.
price ($mm)
$24
rev ($mm)
$19
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
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3.2x
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20.0x
announced 6/4/2020 via Company Press Release

Vose Seminary will be merged with Morling College,

synopsis: Vose Seminary, a Christian educational institution located in Bentley, Western Australia, has agreed to merge with Morling College, a Baptist theological college in Macquarie Park, New South Wales.
buyer: Morling College
Morling College is a Baptist theological college in Macquarie Park, New South Wales. It is an approved teaching institution of the Australian College of Theology and a registered teaching institution of the University of Divinity and is a member of the South Pacific Association of Bible Colleges. "
target: Vose Seminary
Vose Seminary, formerly the Baptist Theological College of Western Australia, is a Christian educational institution located in Bentley, Western Australia. They offer programs for undergraduate, graduate, research, and mission study.
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closed 5/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Anima Educacao, acquired Faseh

synopsis: Anima Educacao, one of Brazil’s largest private higher education organizations, has acquired Faculdade da Saude e Ecologia Humana (Faseh), which offers higher education courses related to medicine, nursing, physiotherapy, law, civil engineering, and production engineering. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Brazil.
buyer: Anima Educacao (BOVESPA:ANIM3:$232.75)
Anima Educacao is one of Brazil’s largest private higher education organizations, both in terms of revenue and the number of enrolled students. It has at least 79,000 students enrolled in classroom courses at 18 campuses located in the states of Minas Gerais and São Paulo. "
target: Faseh
Faculdade da Saude e Ecologia Humana offers higher education courses related to medicine, nursing, physiotherapy, law, civil engineering, and production engineering. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Brazil.
price ($mm)
$19
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
1.7x
EV / EBITDA
13.6x
closed 4/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

University of Bolton, acquired Alliance Learning Training Ltd

synopsis: The University of Bolton, a public university in the UK, has acquired Alliance Learning, one of the largest independent apprenticeship training providers in the North West, UK, covering a wide range of Apprenticeships, including Business Administration, Customer Service, Childcare, Engineering and Leadership & Management.
buyer: University of Bolton
The University of Bolton is a public university in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England. It has approximately 13,000 students across all sites and courses. "
target: Alliance Learning Training Ltd
Alliance Learning, based in Bolton, UK, is one of largest independent Apprenticeship training providers in the North West. They cover a wide range of Apprenticeships, including Business Administration, Customer Service, Childcare, Engineering and Leadership & Management.
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closed 3/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Bayswater College Ltd., acquired Language Study Centres Ltd.

synopsis: London-based Bayswater Education has acquired Language Study Centres (LSC), the UK arm of STS Education’s junior language travel operations. By adding LSC’s broad junior summer camp portfolio to its own, Bayswater Education will greatly expand its operations with new locations, new courses, and an extensive network of international partners.
buyer: Bayswater College Ltd.
Bayswater College offers adults a portfolio of Digital Marketing, Fashion, and English language courses in London and Liverpool. It also offers year-round group services and features a junior division, Bayswater Summer. "
target parent: STS Education AB
target: Language Study Centres Ltd.
Language Study Centres operates seven summer camps in the UK, including leading destinations such as Brighton, Oxford, and London. Hosting over 4000 students per year and featuring innovative courses such as E-gaming and leadership, LSC is a leading player in the junior language travel sector.
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closed 3/11/2020 via Company Press Release

Roosevelt University, acquired Robert Morris University Illinois

synopsis: Roosevelt University, an independent, non-profit, metropolitan university, has acquired Robert Morris University Illinois (RMU), a not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degree-granting institution. RMU provides education that meets the demands of today’s business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world.
buyer: Roosevelt University
Roosevelt University is an independent, non-profit, metropolitan university. Roosevelt University offers a broad array of academic programs, from the baccalaureate through doctoral levels, in a highly interactive environment where students can develop their unique abilities and interests. "
target: Robert Morris University Illinois
Robert Morris University Illinois (RMU) is a not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degree-granting institution. RMU serves over 4500 students interested in getting an education that meets the demands of today’s business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world.
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